Emilie Buse is the Assistant Director of International Services for Students and Scholars at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. She maintains and develops the software system Terra Dotta and ensures that student data is accurate, advises and counsels students regarding immigration matters, processes employment requests, and oversees office communications. Emilie was first welcomed to the field at the 2015 Annual Conference in Boston, MA and then became involved in NAFSA. She served as the NAFSA Region X Marketing and Development Representative from 2016–2018, was awarded the NAFSA Region X Rising Professional Award in 2017, was awarded the NAFSA RISE (Representation, Inclusion, Support and Empowerment) Fellowship for 2020–2021, and is a graduate of NAFSA Academy Class 17. Emilie earned her BA in New Media from Purchase College, SUNY and her MA in Higher Education and Student Affairs from New York University. During these degrees, she studied abroad in Spain and India.